step by step cooking

Witcher Toffee


Dairy Free

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup agave
  • 2 cups almond butter
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
Equipment

Let’s get started!

  1. Mix honey, agave, sea salt and extracts in a medium sauce pot and place in a candy thermometer.
  2. Cook the mixture on low heat for 12 minutes, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula. Do not allow the mixture to exceed 250°F.
  3. Add almond butter and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until it pulls away from the pot.
  4. Remove the mixture from the heat and using a spoon to place it into your mold.
  5. Allow the mixture to cool in the molds and remove them once they have hardened.
  6. TaDa! This Witcher Toffee will make an alliance with your taste buds!

Tatsu is has been teaching himself how to cook

an entry from Ta_2’s column “deep blue” in the Fixed Engine pamphlet (thank you @argeno for the scans!)

「Something Unbelievable」

I think I’ve said in the live streaming of Member’s channel or somewhere else that “I bought cooking utensils, and my next goal is to chop some vegetables with the kitchen knife.” Many days have passed since then, and recently –

I’ve been cooking.

I can’t make anything fancy, but I’m starting with simple things like stir frying vegetables/meat and making aemono (和え物, a salad-like dish dressed with miso or other sauces). I’d use knives and other utensils such as the peeler. Since I remember cutting my thumb so badly that it broke once, I always pay close attention to my hands when using knives and other cutting tools. Concentration is the key.

While it is a new experience to find out that I can make the food I like easily as I have fun in the process of cooking itself, one thing that I never knew before is that I like cleaning up dishes. It’s pretty obvious, but you’ll get dirty dishes after cooking. I think somehow I just enjoy washing the dishes and putting them away.

It feels good to watch the countertop getting cleaned up as the dishes I have to wash pile up in the sink.

By the way, my recent favorite is a simple dish that I can make by stir frying lamb with bell pepper, eggplant, lettuce, and tare sauce. This dish also allows me to intake vegetable and meat at the same time.

In this sense, dwelling in the fresh produce section that I’ve always ignored becomes something fun. Although I don’t fancy to make elaborate dishes like those from the restaurants, I do wish to get to the level where I can make whatever I suddenly want to eat by myself. I’ll try my best.

With that said, I’ll be able to laugh at the people who don’t cook in the future.

There is a big difference between 0 and 1, you know.


Note: the pamphlet is from last year, which means Tatsu should’ve been learning how to cook for months already, haha xD

DANDELION ROOT “COFFEE”

Dandelion root is a favorite root. Not only does it bring abundance and heighten intuitive powers, it also makes a delicious rich-tasting coffee substitute.

1) Harvest dandelion roots from areas that have not been treated with pesticides.

2) Wash and scrub the roots.

3) Chop the roots into uniform pieces. Place in one layer in a foil pie plate or cookie sheet.

4) Roast the roots in an oven at 150 deg F for several hours. I do mine for about 5-6 hours. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP. DO NOT RUSH THIS STEP. The slow roasting is what imparts the cooking of the starches and sugars of the root, giving it a rich, caramel-chocolatey flavor. Higher heats will result in a scorched root that tastes flat and bitter.

5) Increase oven temperature to 200 deg F. Roast until the roots are an even black-brown color.

6) Grind roasted roots in a coffee grinder. NOTE: Best results are with an espresso grind, which is like a powder.

7) Brew. In my experience, espresso machines make the most flavorful roasted dandelion root “coffee”. Other coffee machines give a beverage that is more like a tea than a coffee.

8) Drink black, or add sweetener and/or cream. Enjoy!

Undertale Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie


Yields 8-10 servings

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
Dough
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup salted butter, ice cold
  • ½ cup butter flavor shortening, cubed and ice cold
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk, chilled
  • Egg wash
Filling
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Pie plate
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic wrap
  • Dry uncooked beans
  • Small bowl
  • Small square cookie cutter

Let’s get started!

Dough
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, vanilla bean, and salt.
  3. Add butter and shortening and then work between fingers until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  4. Drizzle in ice-cold buttermilk and continue working to form dough.
  5. Form the dough into a disc and wrap tightly in plastic wrap and then chill for 2 to 24 hours.
  6. When dough is set, roll it out to ¼ inch thick and place into pie pan and remove the excess.
  7. Roll out dough excess and cut out small squares using the square cookie cutter.
  8. Brush egg wash along the edges and then arrange the dough squares in a pixelated design.
  9. Prick the bottom and inside edges of the pie crust with a fork.
  10. 10. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and then fill it with uncooked beans. Wrap the beans with the excess plastic.Egg wash edges of the crust.
  11. 11. Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown around the edges.
  12. 12. Remove beans and allow it to bake another 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and let cool.
Filling
  1. In medium bowl whisk cornstarch, salt and egg yolks until smooth. Add the milk.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat and add dark brown sugar, and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Cook 3 minutes.
  3. Whisk in cream to the sugar mixture and then slowly whisk in egg mixture.
  4. Add salt and cinnamon and then bring to a boil, whisking constantly.
  5. Once thickened remove from heat and then whisk in butterscotch chips.

Time to decorate!

  1. Pour the filling into the pie shell and then smooth the top.
  2. Place the pie on a cooling rack for 1 hour and then place pie in the fridge to completely cooled.
  3. Remove Pie from fridge and cut a slice, serve with whipped cream and cinnamon stick garnish.
Cooking Cantrip! Simple pie crust!

Hi there, folks! It’s me, the world’s greatest detective and now also up and coming chef Angus McDonald, here with a new blog segment: cooking cantrips! A Blog Bit About Baking Basics. 

This bit started because Taako was explaining a recipe, and he told me to ‘take a pie crust.’ And when I asked him how to make pie crust he just said ‘it's pie crust, little man, git good’. So I…. got good! And learned how to make pie crust (which was, surprisingly, way easier than learning mage hand, a real cantrip!) And now I’m going to share it with you, because pie crust is an important staple to all kinds of recipes!

(Taako…doesn’t actually know I’m doing this but I don’t think he’ll actually notice unless someone tells him…please don’t tell on me)

Keep reading

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies


Yields 2 dozen cookies

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 to 3 drops green food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 ounces chocolate mints
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Hand mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Parchment lined baking sheet
  • Ice cream scoop

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Roughly chop chocolate mints.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until smooth.
  5. Add in eggs one at a time, mixing and scraping between each one.
  6. Pour in peppermint extract, vanilla, and food coloring and then mix until evenly colored.
  7. Mix in dry ingredients and then fold in chopped mints.
  8. Scoop dough onto a baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes.

Do chicken soup and white wine go together??? I have no idea! What wine goes with Gorgonzola?? Is it white?! THATS ALL I HAVE OKAY.

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12.04.2017 it is a morning made for banana pancakes today!😁🍌

Step 1: smash one banana
Step 2: add two eggs
Step 3: beat eggs and banana
Step 4: fry pancake (i added sunflower spread to my pan so that it wouldn’t stick - it’s an awful pan- but it made my pancakes look super shiny..)
Step 5: flip and cook
Step 6: devour!!

I added honey and a blob of jam on top of my pancakes and omg they were divine! So tasty and filling!

Getting ready for uni now then off to the library i go!🖥️📖📝📚

So I’m all for clean eating, home cooking blah blah blah. But I think people get a bit fucking dogmatic and weird about it sometimes. So that’s why this recipe is 100% for the people that just can not with the fuss.
Go to Sainsbury’s ( or what ever fuckin shop you dig)

Step 1:Per chase a microwave vegan friendly pasta (this is the bomb ass Mediterranean vegetable pasta, but most places to something similar)

Step 2: Cook pasta as instructed

Step 3: add tasty shit to it. I added garlic powder, kimchi ( cos I add it to everything) and some maggi liquid seasoning ( this shit is awesome)

Step 4: put in a instagram worthy dish.

Step 5: top with nonsense ( I used pepper, coriander, red onion and lemon)

Optional step 6: take picture or serve to unwitting family and friends to look like a fucking boss

Heart Cinnamon Rolls


Yields 5 rolls

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls
  • White glaze icing
  • Heart sprinkles
Equipment
  • 8 inch round cake pan
  • 8 inch round parchments
  • Decorating bag fitted with a #6 tip
  • Baking spray
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Parchment paper

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Remove cinnamon rolls from canister. Unravel each roll and shape strips into hearts. Arrange in a greased and lined cake pan. The tips of the heart should point towards the center.
  3. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes and then transfer to a cutting board to cut out individual cinnamon rolls.
  4. Scoop glaze icing into piping bag and drizzle on top of cinnamon hearts. While the icing is still wet, place sprinkles on top.
  5. TaDa! Here are some sweet hearts for your sweetheart!
Coffee Shop Breakfast Sandwich Dupe

I developed a mild obsession with Starbucks sausage and egg breakfast sandwiches, and didn’t want to keep going out+ paying to get them, so! You will need:

- 1 egg
- 1 English muffin (I use white but it can literally be anything)
- 1 pre-cooked sausage breakfast patties 
- Cheese if you want some, not necessary at all!
- Spices to taste (I use salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic)
- Butter or oil
- Frying pan
- Lid for frying pan
- Spatula

Optional step 1: Stick the two halves of the English muffins in the toaster if you prefer the texture of toasted to non-toasted bread (I do). Putting them in first means they have time to cool before you load them up with stuff so they don’t get all soft from trapped steam

Step 2: Pre-heat a small frying pan and put in some butter or oil. Once it’s heated up, place your sausage patty in the oil. If you’re using frozen patties, cover the frying pan so the steam helps it defrost. Flip once it’s thawed/browned to your satisfaction, then wait for the other side. If frozen, keep it covered! I usually flip it one more time to brown the other side Really Well since the first round is really more just to thaw it xP

Step 3: Place the now browned sausage patty on one half of the muffin

Step 4: Add more butter/oil to the pan and turn the heat down a little

Step 5: Crack an egg into the pan and keep it more towards the side. Once everything’s starting to turn white, dip the corner of your spatula into the yolk and swirl the egg around so it makes a nice, little “patty” that fits atop the muffin. Keep shoving in the parts that leak out until the rim of the eggs are set enough it holds everything in

Step 6: Spices! This is what has ruined me for coffee shop breakfast sandwiches because the spices make things so much better. Spice the top of your egg however you want

Step 7: Cover until the egg is set

Step 8: Flip to cook/brown the other side of the egg. Optional: add on some cheese and cover again to let it melt

Step 9: Lay the egg over top of the sausage and cover with the other half of the muffin

Enjoy!

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Making king prawn tripoline with sauteed lemon, garlic and ginger vegetables

‘I Love You’ Avocado Toast


Yields 4 toasts

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 4 slices of bread
  • Avocados
  • Lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Arugula
  • Eggs
Equipment
  • Toaster
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Spoon
  • Fork
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Nonstick skillet
  • Butter for skillet
  • Metal spatula
  • Heart-shaped silicone mold

Let’s get started!

  1. Toast a slice of bread and then scoop avocado into a bowl. Squeeze lemon juice into the avocado and then add salt and pepper to taste. Coarsely mash with a fork.
  2. Spread avocado onto toast and then place some arugula on top.
  3. Heat skillet on medium low and grease the pan with a little butter. Grease mold with butter and place in pan. Crack an egg into the cookie cutter and cook with the lid on for 2 to 3 minutes, until the whites set. Carefully remove mold and egg from pan.
  4. Place egg on top of the toast and repeat for as many pieces as you would like.
  5. TaDa! This delicious avocado toast is EGGsactly what bae needs to make Valentines Day extra special!


I saw a youtube video that made me laugh really hard and inspired me to show you just how bad my son is in the kitchen. ♡

Friend/boyfriend/whoever: hey preheat the oven to 360 degrees
Sugar: -goes to the oven- 
-there’s a few beeping noises-
Friend/boyfriend/whoever: that’s too many beeps 
-continuous beeping noises-  
Sugar: is it on yet???
 ♡